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by frank k
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables

If you try to make a distinction by pronouncing every long vowel and short vowel with different pitch/sound, you'll find the technique breaks down and doesn't sound right in a lot of words. I don't think this is true, at least with regard to "sound" - I don't know what you mean about pitch as there...
by frank k
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: question re: pronunciation of closed syllables

I found this a much easier approach to pronunciation: I'm not sure if it's correct, but heuristically it seems to work. Rather than for example, trying to make a pronunciation distinction between long 'ā' (like "father") and short 'a' sound (like "cut"), instead I just try to pronounce every vowel w...
by frank k
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?

AN 10.84 (bodhi) 84 (4) Declaration 635There the Venerable Mahāmoggallāna addressed the bhikkhus: “Friends, bhikkhus!” 636“Friend,” those bhikkhus replied. The Venerable Mahāmoggallāna said this: 637“Here, friends, a bhikkhu declares final knowledge thus: ‘I understand: “Destroyed is birth, the spir...
by frank k
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

To put it simply, samatha is rather an ability, while samadhi is rather a state. That certainly fits some contexts very well. Does that extend to samatha in other contexts? for example, the famous nibbana pericope occurring many passsages, such as AN 9.36 Nirvana ‘etaṃ santaṃ etaṃ paṇītaṃ This (is)...
by frank k
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

Hi Frank, Samatha is more about the ability to settle down and steady the mind: Thanks Dmytro, I broke the passage down into more detail here: (msg. 12) https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi-ebt-sources/9046/12 and here https://discourse.s...
by frank k
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi?

I don't see "samatha" in Dmytro's pali terms index. I started a thread here, because pasting pali/english html works: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/what-exactly-is-the-relationship-between-samatha-and-samadhi-ebt-sources/9046 more EBT references that can shed light on this would be appreciate...
by frank k
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?

thank you, that makes sense. How about the difference between jhāna and nijjhāna? I don't see an entry for nijjhāna on the pali terms wiki. I've been collecting all the references to that term and studying that lately, that would be a good addition.
by frank k
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?

Thanks Dmytro.
Does pari-mutto have a sense of "completely" liberated from dukkha, rather than just mutto, liberated, and does vi-mutto have a specific nuance differing from either of those two?

Like the way Pari-nibbana is different than nibbana?
by frank k
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?

yo dukkhaṃ abhinandati, a-parimutto so dukkhasmāti vadāmi. bodhi: One who seeks delight in suffering, I say, is not freed from suffering. how is the compound dukkhasmāti broken up exactly? dukkh-asmāti c dukkha: suffering; pain; misery; agony; discomfort. (nt.) Asman (nt.) [Vedic aśman; the usual P....
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 3444

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

Someone on the thread posted a few times, hilariously, that "Sujato's article on vitakka and vicara is still undefeated!" This reminds me of what Michael Jordan said about himself. Jordan is considered by many basketball experts/historians to be the greatest basketball player of all time, because he...
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 3444

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

Is yogasutra patanjali's? circa 400 CE? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga_Sutras_of_Patanjali Yes, these Yoga Sutras. However, Wikipedia isn't to be trusted about the dates of such texts, since there's a strong Indian religious lobby behind their dating to time immemorial. What approximate time ra...
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 3444

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

I have updated a part of the article: ... What is possible, on the other hand, is that the mind would be still, the hindrances would be largely reduced, but the first jhana would still not kick in, because one is not skilled in inducing pāmojja (serene joy), which is an essential trigger for the fi...
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 3444

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

And now with Yogasutra: vitarka-vicharanandasmitanugamat sanprajnatah Cognitive contemplation is accompanied by reasoning, deliberation, bliss and the awareness of pure being (asmita). (17) ... http://www.primordialsalt.com/2016/11/12/yoga-sutras/ Is yogasutra patanjali's? circa 400 CE? https://en....
by frank k
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: jhana similes in Vism? Where?
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: jhana similes in Vism? Where?

Dhammanando wrote:
frank k wrote:Am I remembering wrong?
Yes. They're in the 7th and 8th chapters of the Vimuttimagga, but nowhere in the Visuddhimagga.
Thanks Bhante for confirming. Thank you Santa for the reference.
by frank k
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: jhana similes in Vism? Where?
Replies: 3
Views: 619

jhana similes in Vism? Where?

The jhana similes, from AN 5.28, are of a bathman making soap powder, a lake with spring, pond with lotus, man covered with white cloth. I looked through the section in Vism. near earth kasina where it glosses the standard four jhana formulas. No mention of the similes there. I then did a text searc...